Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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Some Sun & Some Clouds With A Breeze At Midday; Strong To Severe Storms To Our West

Some Sun & Some Clouds With A Breeze At Midday; Strong To Severe Storms To Our West

| April 18, 2019 @ 11:57 am

At 11:50 am, we are still free from any shower activity across Central Alabama, but there is some decent sunshine making it to the surface out there.

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1st Tornado Watch Of The Day Issued For Parts Of Louisiana & Mississippi

1st Tornado Watch Of The Day Issued For Parts Of Louisiana & Mississippi

| April 18, 2019 @ 10:41 am

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch starting immediately for the eastern parts of Louisiana and the southwestern parts of Mississippi until 7:00 pm tonight, including the cities of Baton Rough, Natchez, and McComb.

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Tornado Watch Coming Soon For Portions Of Louisiana & Mississippi

Tornado Watch Coming Soon For Portions Of Louisiana & Mississippi

| April 18, 2019 @ 10:04 am

The threat of severe storms is starting to flare up back to our west in Louisiana and eventually into southwestern Mississippi.

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A Quick Mid-Morning Check On Our Weather & Tonight’s Severe Weather Threat

A Quick Mid-Morning Check On Our Weather & Tonight’s Severe Weather Threat

| April 18, 2019 @ 9:29 am

At 9:20 am, radar is quiet across Central Alabama so far this morning and it should stay that way for a good while throughout the morning and into the afternoon hours.

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A Late Look At Thursday’s Potential For Severe Storms

A Late Look At Thursday’s Potential For Severe Storms

| April 17, 2019 @ 8:19 pm

We continue to have the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms during the late afternoon through the late night and overnight hours Thursday and into the early morning hours on Friday.

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Tornado Count Now Up To 13 From Sunday’s Storms; One Survey Still To Be Finalized

Tornado Count Now Up To 13 From Sunday’s Storms; One Survey Still To Be Finalized

| April 17, 2019 @ 12:38 pm

Two more tornadoes have been confirmed from NWS Birmingham in the southwestern parts of the area.

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Clouds Moving In At Midday, Strong To Severe Storms Possible Late Tomorrow

Clouds Moving In At Midday, Strong To Severe Storms Possible Late Tomorrow

| April 17, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

High clouds are moving in across Central Alabama from the storm system out to our west, but the good news is that there is no rain with those clouds.

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Two More Tornadoes Confirmed, Brings Total Up To Eleven From Weekend Storms

Two More Tornadoes Confirmed, Brings Total Up To Eleven From Weekend Storms

| April 16, 2019 @ 4:59 pm

Two more tornadoes have been confirmed by NWS Birmingham survey teams today in Tuscaloosa and Marion counties. More may be listed later as surveys continue.

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Very Nice At Midday, Potential For Strong To Severe Storms Late Thursday Into Early Friday

Very Nice At Midday, Potential For Strong To Severe Storms Late Thursday Into Early Friday

| April 16, 2019 @ 11:45 am

It’s another beautiful day across Central Alabama as we have maximum sunshine and nice temperatures, but the potential of strong to severe storms awaits us on Thursday.

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WeatherBrains 691: Hard To Let Go Of The Golden Handcuffs

WeatherBrains 691: Hard To Let Go Of The Golden Handcuffs

| April 16, 2019 @ 11:11 am

This week’s WeatherBrain is Tim Heller. Tim has been a broadcast meteorologist for 35 years, with the past 25 years in Top 10 markets including Houston and Dallas Texas. In January 2019, he retired from television, but started his own business titled “Heller Weather LLC”. This business helps local TV stations maximize their weather resources and build stronger brands.

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Tornado Count Up To Nine Across The State From Sunday’s Storms

Tornado Count Up To Nine Across The State From Sunday’s Storms

| April 16, 2019 @ 10:52 am

With the surveys completed so far, a total of nine confirmed tornadoes touched down and caused damaged across portions of the state. More surveys are scheduled for today and possibly on Wednesday.

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Three Confirmed Tornadoes So Far From Weekend Severe Storms

Three Confirmed Tornadoes So Far From Weekend Severe Storms

| April 15, 2019 @ 1:44 pm

A very potent storm system moved out of the Southern Plains States and into the Central Gulf Coast Region Saturday and into Sunday morning.

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Absolutely Wonderful At Midday, Even Better Tomorrow

Absolutely Wonderful At Midday, Even Better Tomorrow

| April 15, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

As we have reached the 1 o’clock hour on this fine mid-April Monday, the weather is absolutely wonderful.

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After A Stormy Morning, It’s Really Nice At Midday

After A Stormy Morning, It’s Really Nice At Midday

| April 14, 2019 @ 12:36 pm

At midday on this Sunday afternoon, we have a good bit of clear skies across Central Alabama, but clouds are starting to move back in from the west and skies will become mostly cloudy later this afternoon and into the evening.

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Tornado Watch Extended Until 10:00 AM for Southeastern Parts Of Central Alabama

Tornado Watch Extended Until 10:00 AM for Southeastern Parts Of Central Alabama

| April 14, 2019 @ 8:50 am

NWS Birmingham has extended the tornado watch for Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Lee, Macon, Pike, Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa counties until 10:00 am.

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A Quick Update At 8:30 AM, Severe Storms Continue

A Quick Update At 8:30 AM, Severe Storms Continue

| April 14, 2019 @ 8:27 am

As of 8:25 am, we only have one severe storm in the state and it is a tornado warned storm for Barbour and Russel counties until 8:30 am.

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